Books for grades 6-8

Brown Girl Dreaming, by Jacqueline Woodson

Crash, by Jerry Spinelli

The Crossover, by Kwame Alexander

Elijah of Buxton, by Christopher Paul Curtis

Esperanza Rising, by Pam M. Ryan

Fish in a Tree, by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

The Fourteenth Goldfish, by Jennifer Holm

The Giver, by Lois Lowry

Holes, by Louis Sachar

Hope Was Here, by Joan Bauer

The Maze Runner, by James Dashner

Midnight for Charlie Bone, by Jenny Nimmo

Paperboy, by Vince Vawter

Rain Reign, by Ann M. Martin

Ruins of Gorlan, by John Flanagan

Sisters, by Raina Telgemeier

They Never Came Back, by Caroline B. Cooney

Uglies, by Scott Westerfeld

Ungifted, by Gordon Korman

The Voice That Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights, by Russell Freeman